I wish I had more to show for the past year. I do have a few extra pounds around my mid section... So you know that I didn't exactly starve while at school. My testimony of my savior has grown to new heights. I had many opportunities to witness miracles take place within my apartment and I had many opportunities to overcome self doubt. I'm thankful everyday for the feelings that I got while on a forced tour of the campus. I hadn't wanted to go on the tour, and I had no intention of ever going to Utah State, but while I was up there I got an overwhelming feeling that I knew which school I should be attending come fall.
My experiences this past year have changed my life forever. I've learned how to: live on my own, live without privacy, recognize the spirit, pray, study, make new friends, and many other things.
One year ago I was worried that nothing could ever compare to my high school experience. I don't think anything still can compare to the things that happened in my life during those three years at Layton High, but I'm grateful that I took that scary leap of faith and moved away from home to have what I didn't know at the time would be one of the greatest experiences that I've ever had.
I'm thankful for my parents support, love and prayers. I would often wake up knowing that I was in your prayers. Thank you for that.